Geke Hospers

I am a medical oncologist at the department of Medical Oncology of the UMCG, the Netherlands. I studied biochemistry and medicine. I obtained my PhD degree in 1989 with the thesis ‘Mechanisms and circumvention of cellular resistance to cisplatin”. During my Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) fellowship I worked on gene therapy topics in several labs in the Netherlands, the UK (Chester Beatty Laboratories, London) and Belgium (Ludwig Institute, Brussels) and I was trained as a medical oncologist. At 1995 I started as a trained medical oncologist at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2011 I was appointed as a professor at the Department of Medical Oncology. My recent clinical research topics are to improve clinical outcome of patients with (locally) advanced melanoma, patients with locally advanced rectal cancer and to develop innovative molecular imaging techniques using whole body PET/CT on for example targets as PD-L1 and hormone receptors.